Coachman's Cottage, West Porlock
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Coachman's Cottage offers a unique bolthole for couples seeking a peaceful coastal retreat. The charming old stable block has recently been renovated to a fantastic standard, with new kitchen, bathroom and furnishings, yet retains many charming original features.
The cottage has a very bright and spacious feel, downstairs is the kitchen with dining area, a separate living room with floor to ceiling windows, and bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen door opens directly into a private walled courtyard, providing the perfect spot to eat alfresco. Upstairs the bedroom enjoys superb views across the garden, Porlock Vale, to the sea and beyond.
The cottage is situated in outstanding walking country and for the more energetic there are coastal, woodland and moorland walks served by a network of superb paths - all within a stones throw.
Appliances and equipment
Coachman's Cottage kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric oven and hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
A television, DVD player and CD player is provided in the living room plus a second television in the bedroom and wireless broadband is available throughout the property.
A travel cot and/or high chair is available; please request them when booking so we can make sure they are present for your arrival.
Electricity and heating
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. Coachman's Cottage is fitted with night-storage heating, electric panels plus underfloor heating in the bathroom. There is also a log-burner in the living area; kindling, matches and one basket of logs will be provided. Additional logs can be purchased from the hardware shop in Porlock.
Linen and towels
Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips. Bed linen is not supplied for the cot.
Small amounts of basic supplies are provided - salt, pepper, oil, tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls, washing up materials, etc.
Coachman's Cottage is set alongside the main house at Broomclose and has easy parking for two cars.
Outside the property
Coachman's Cottage is approached via a private drive (shared with Broomclose House). There is a private courtyard adjacent to the cottage and access to a stock-free and fenced meadow immediately behind the property.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2). A supplementary fee of £25 will be added to your invoice. Please do not allow your dogs on the furniture or upstairs and do not leave them alone in the property at any time.
Coachman's Cottage is strictly non-smoking.
The village of Porlock is approximately 1/2 mile from Coachman's Cottage and boasts three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, petrol station, hardware shop, visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms.
The harbour at Porlock Weir is approximately 1 mile from Coachman's Cottage. There are two restaurants (The Cafe and Miller's at the Anchor), a pub (all three are dog-friendly) and a range of individual shops such as tea rooms, Exmoor Glass and Studio 7 (imported beautiful textiles).
Many of the shops in Porlock and Porlock Weir are open during traditional hours of 9 am to 5 pm, although hours are often extended during the summer season. Conversely, some shops also reduce their opening hours out of season.
Minehead is the nearest town, approximately 6 miles from Coachman's Cottage. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco and Morrison's are both situated on the outskirts of the town and have longer opening hours), most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops throughout the town.
Asda and Sainsbury's offer an online grocery shopping and delivery service to this area; please ensure you are at the property for the time you have booked your delivery.
Arrival and departure
The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.
Coachman's Cottage is available for week breaks (Friday to Friday) during the peak season (from May to September). Short breaks of three or four nights (from Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday) are available at other times. Please see our availability page for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porlock 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The West Country region
Exmoor really has something for everyone, it is a place full of contrasts; dramatic coastlines of plunging cliffs, sheltered bays and historic
ports, wide open space and wilderness of the moors as well as the wooded valleys with quiet trails for you to enjoy. Exmoor is a holiday destination of unrivalled beauty and interest.
There is so much to see and do on Exmoor - here are some of our suggestions. The local Visitor Centres will also be able to provide you with a vast amount of information about the area and suitable attractions.
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16 May 2014
"A Peaceful Retreat in a Stunning setting"
We have just come back from a wonderful week at coachman's cottage~ the cottage itself is in a beautiful setting and David and Nicky Ramsay are welcoming warm people without ever being obtrusive.… More
7 Nov 2013
"Everything we had hoped for....wonderful experience"
Researched on-line and booked from Western Australia, it was a simple process. The agent, Christopher, offered useful information. Location directions were clear. It's stunning, protected posit… More
19 Oct 2013
"A perfect place to stay"
We were met at the cottage by David who gave us a very warm welcome. The cottage itself was beautifully decorated with stunning views across the marshes to the sea from the bedroom window and the padd… More
27 Aug 2013
"Superb cottage in fabulous location"
This was as near a perfect place for a holiday as you can imagine.The humans had a most comfortable cottage full of character in a wonderful location; and Cosmo (the dog) had a paddock all to himself … More
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